The University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
(formerly known as The University of Auckland School of Medicine
) was established in 1968 at its present site in Grafton
. Prior to this, the University of Otago
had taught some students from the final years of its medical course in Auckland through a branch faculty of the Dunedin School of Medicine
All undergraduate students study "combined first year" which is largely based on the city campus. Students attend class with students from a wide range of degrees. From second year onwards, almost all class room teaching is done at the Grafton campus.The pre-clinical building is on the opposite side of Park road to Auckland Hospital
in Grafton, beside the Auckland Domain
. The name of the building reflects the historical pre-dominance of medicine within the faculty - the three years before a medicine student begins doing their 'rounds' (practical in hospitals) are known as the 'pre-clinical' years.
The faculty also has substantial offices in Auckland Hospital, and a smaller presence in Middlemore and Waikato hospitals. A system of underground rooms and tunnels extends between the Grafton Pre Clinical building, Auckland hospital and Starship Children's Hospital
, much of it under Park Road. This complex is largely occupied by faculty researchers, including for example, the faculty's MRI facilities.
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